Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (19-26) at Memphis Grizzlies (21-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies meet Sunday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.7 points and 6.4 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 18.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing nine assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have won three straight road games.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 113.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 18 points and 4.8 rebounds while Ja Morant is averaging 17.4 points and 7.1 assists. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last seven home games.
The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Suns last 10 overall. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall. The over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Memphis. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns have thrived in the underdog role this season and they're certainly a lot more attractive when getting points, but I'm still not all that high on this team and don't trust them on the road. The Memphis Grizzlies are a young hungry squad that's piling up the victories and has a chance to shock people by snagging a playoff spot in the West. The Grizzlies have also won the last two meetings this season against the Suns, which includes a road victory earlier this month when they were 6.5-point underdogs. I'll lay the bucket with the Grizzlies at home.